Dazed and Bemused

Drunken recollections, boring anecdotes, and obscure references

Friday, June 30, 2006

Your pathetic little stabs at staying young

I've been trying to write about the awesomeness that was The Giraffes show last Friday for a week, but it's just something that had to be experienced. You can get some slight idea of the insanity by looking at my friend Glory's photos. If you ever get a chance to see these lads live in a small club, spare no expense for a ticket and plan on cabbing it home. You can also stream some tracks on their Myspace page.

Alan can barely make it out.


Monday, June 19, 2006

You suck your thumb tenderly

Lordy, lordy lordy. Busy weekend of rocking and rolling and drinking responsibly. Friday night if was the Frontside Five new CD release show. Was great fun, and they played a bunch of songs I hadn't heard before, which was cool. Only dark note was the dickhead who kept slamming me from behind, not in an accidental way, which I'm used to at punk shows, but in a "Fuck you for not participating" kind of way.

Saturday it was the Westword Music showcase. I called my friend Dekin around 2 to see if he wanted a ride, and he was over at another mutual friend's house, to which I was invited for a drink, which turned into several hours of World Cup viewing, margarita imbibing, and fajita consuming. Finally got both of us moving in the same direction long enough to make it to the car, and headed down to the showcase around 6. Saw The Laylights, who I thought were pretty good, Born in the Flood, who were incredible as always, and Yo Flaco, who were interesting, but I thought a little uneven. I guess I was exuding an air of knowledgeable authority that day, a couple of people who'd showed up at the main stage for the Yo Flaco set while Born in the Flood was playing asked me about them, and I was happy to shamelessly promote their record.

Then it was down to the Larimer for a set from Buzzard, who are friends of mine who are too lazy to even put up a Myspace page, but bring the hard rock goodness.

Then to the Hi-Dive for Stab! Heart! Kiss! Kill!, who were ok, but not treated kindly by the sound system, which is always dicey there. Then Monofog, who tore it up, despite the sound issues, and a tasty set from The Swayback. In a nice bit of circularity, I watched the Monofog set with the guitarist for Born in the Flood, who I know to speak to, and he was appropriately impressed. Those two bands are so wicked awesome, I want lots of good things to happen to them.

Alan gives it all by degrees


Friday, June 16, 2006

Epitaph This, Evolution That

Check out a tasty new track from The Swayback and Shawn Astrom. Recorded entirely by children, that's right, children. Please, won't you give these kids a chance? Out of the Trance

Alan don't have time, dig?


Wednesday, June 14, 2006

This could be the big one

So how are you planning on spending your Saturday? The cool kids will be here.

Alan's fate is in the hands of strangers


Tuesday, June 13, 2006

It feels good when you know you're down

Trying to decide which MMORPG to devote your every waking hour to? Watch this short educational video that illustrates the differences between Guild Wars and World of Warcraft.

The Twilight Singers show was kickass last night, and I also really liked one of the opening acts, Afterhours. Check em out.

Now why would Alan ever stop doing this?


Monday, June 12, 2006

C'mon baby, Let me set you free

I'm going to see The Twilight Singers tonight, y'all are welcome to join me. Rumor has it the Granite Kitchen Countertops will be opening, should be a rockin' good time.

Alan makes you feel you can't stand still


Sunday, June 11, 2006

Who gives the orders here?

Alan thinks it would be awesome if we could dance